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Apr 19, 2024

First Fractal Molecule in Nature Assembles Into a Sierpinski Triangle And We Don’t Know Why

Posted by in category: space

From the spiral arms of galaxies to microscopic snow crystals, nature seems to fall into fractal-like patterns that repeat in increasingly smaller increments. No matter how small you go, parts of the pattern still resemble the whole.

One exception appears to be molecules, which have not been known to exhibit self-similarity at changing scales. That is, until now.

Researchers from Germany, Sweden, and the UK have discovered an enzyme produced by a single-celled organism that can arrange itself into a fractal – not just any fractal, but a repeating pattern of triangles known as a Sierpiński triangle.

Apr 19, 2024

AI models to contest and judge ‘Miss AI’ pageant in a world 1st

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) beauty pageant has been announced, and the winner will receive over $20,000 in prizes.

The glittering world of modeling and fashion has embraced Al technology, and AI-generated models will take center stage in the beauty pageant named ‘Miss Al.’

Miss AI contest has been announced by World AI Creator Awards (WAICA), in partnership with Fanvue.

Apr 19, 2024

Development of organic semiconductors featuring ultrafast electrons

Posted by in category: materials

Scientists have created conducting two-dimensional polymers exhibiting electron mobility comparable to graphene. Their research has been featured in the online edition of Chem.

Apr 19, 2024

Amazon Installed Over 17,000 Chargers For Its Rivian Electric Van Fleet

Posted by in categories: entertainment, sustainability

Amazon is leading the electric delivery van game as the company aims to go net zero in the next 16 years.

Apr 19, 2024

Meta’s Llama 3-powered AI assistant rolls out across FB, Insta, WA

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

According to the company, Meta AI is now one of the world’s leading AI assistants that can boost your intelligence and lighten your load, “helping you learn, get things done, create content, and connect to make the most out of every moment.”

Meta said the assistant’s image-generation feature will be available in beta on WhatsApp and the MetaAI website. Users will see an image appear as they start typing and MetaAI will provide prompts to help change or refine the image. The images can also be animated into a GIF that users can share, reported CNBC.

The company is rolling out Meta AI in English in more than a dozen countries outside of the US. Now, people will have access to Meta AI in Australia, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Apr 19, 2024

In a global first, scientists create, store, and retrieve quantum data

Posted by in categories: computing, finance, internet, quantum physics

A collaboration of scientists from various universities in the UK and Europe have stored and retrieved data from quantum computers, marking a “crucial connection for ‘quantum internet,’” in a global first.

This is an essential step in quantum networking as the world gears up for the next generation of computing.

With its ultrafast computational speeds, quantum computing is touted to solve the world’s problems in designing new drugs, understanding the properties of materials, and optimizing financial risk.

Apr 19, 2024

The scoop on UAE’s artificial rain: Did cloud seeding drown Dubai?

Posted by in category: geoengineering

Since this news was published, users have taken to social media to share images and videos of the flooding and placed the blame on the seeding exercises.

While it is easy to correlate the two incidents and blame the flooding on the seeding exercises, a deeper look at the reality tells a different story.

Cloud seeding isn’t new to Dubai. The Bloomberg report states that the technique has been used since 2002 and has never shown such disastrous outcomes in the previous two decades. One can be certain that the seeding experiments have not gone wrong on this occasion since Dubai conducts about 300 such operations every year. The NCM also clarified that it did not do any cloud seeding on the day the storm struck.

Apr 19, 2024

Quantum Barkhausen noise detected for the first time

Posted by in categories: materials, quantum physics

Quantum Barkhausen noise, which arises from the cooperative quantum tunnelling of a huge number of magnetic spins, has been observed for the first time and may be the largest macroscopic quantum phenomena ever seen.


Researchers in the US and Canada have detected an effect known as quantum Barkhausen noise for the first time. The effect, which comes about thanks to the cooperative quantum tunnelling of a huge number of magnetic spins, may be the largest macroscopic quantum phenomena yet observed in the laboratory.

In the presence of a magnetic field, electron spins (or magnetic moments) in a ferromagnetic material all line up in the same direction – but not all at once. Instead, alignment occurs piecemeal, with different regions, or domains, falling into line at different times. These domains influence each other in a way that can be likened to an avalanche. Just as one clump of snow pushes on neighbouring clumps until the entire mass comes tumbling down, so does alignment spread through the domains until all spins point in the same direction.

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Apr 19, 2024

Paper page — Reuse Your Rewards: Reward Model Transfer for Zero-Shot Cross-Lingual Alignment

Posted by in category: futurism

Google presents Reuse Your Rewards.

Reward model transfer for zero-shot cross-lingual alignment.

Aligning language models (LMs) based on human-annotated preference data is a crucial step in obtaining practical and performant LM-based systems.

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Apr 19, 2024

Based Solar Power May be One Step Closer to Reality, Thanks to This Key Test (Video)

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability

Unlike solar panels on Earth, a solar power plant in space would provide a constant power supply 24/7.

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